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Artist Statement

My work is rooted in the power of nature and its healing qualities. Nature’s ability to thrive and grow and reclaim manmade structures, is an endless source for my creativity.

To me this process of growth and reclamation becomes a metaphor for one’s own strength over adversity and our ability to heal.

I explore the idea of nature as a force to heal through surface design. I work mainly with stoneware, making slab work and use a variety of glaze combinations and techniques. The bold glazes and the dark black slabs of clay represent a contrast between nature and man.

Nature has always been a source of inspiration for my work and particularly its resilience to overcome the trauma inflicted by man. I often refer to this healing process as a form of “Natural Kintsugi’; nature healing the cracks.

 

Education

2015-18   MA Ceramics    University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

2014        BTEC Level 4 HNC in 3D Design   Richmond Adult Community College 

2012        BTEC Level 2 in 3D Design   Richmond Adult Community College

2011         BTEC Level 1 in 3D Design    Richmond Adult Community College

95 - 96    Postgraduate Diploma Information & Library Management Liverpool John Moores University

88 - 92    BA (Hons) English Literature and French  Chester College of Higher Education